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while living with her family and a homeless shelter, she gives me hope. the auto worker who won the lottery after his plant almost closed but kept coming to work b every day toought flags for his whole town. one of the cars he built to surprise his wife. he gives me hope. that did not lay off one of its employees when the recession hit, even when competitors shut down dozens of supplants, even when the owner gave up some perks, because they understood the biggest asset was the community and the workers who helped build-business. they gives me hope [applause]
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i think about the young sailor i met at walter reed hospital still recovering from a grenade attack that caused him to have his leg amputated above the knee. give we would watch him walk into a white house dinner honoring those who serve in iraq, a tall, 20 pounds heavier, dashing in his uniform with a big grin on his face, and i remember how i would watch him on a bicycle, racing with his fellow wounded warriors on a sparkling spring day, inspiring other heroes who had just begun the hard path he had to travel. he gives me hope. [applause] he gives me hope. i do not know what party these
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men and women belong to. i do not know if they will vote for me, but i know their spirit of finds us. they remind me that ours is a future filled with hope, and if you share that stays with me, if you share that hope, -- that faith with me, if you share that hope, i asked you tonight for your vote. [applause] that this nation's promise is reserved for the few. your voice must be heard in this election. if you reject the notion that our government is beholden to the highest bidder, you need to stand up in this election. if you believe is a new factories, new energy and power our future, new schools can provide ladders of opportunity to this nation of dreamers, if
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you believe in a country where everyone gets a fair shot and everyone plays by the same rules, i need you to vote this november. [applause] america, i never said this journey would be easy, and i will not promise that now. yes, archive is harder, but it leads to a better place -- our path is harder, but it leads to a better place. we do not turn back to oregon we leave no one behind. we draw strength from our victory, and we learn from our mistakes, and we keep our eyes focused on a distant horizon, knowing that we are blessed to be citizens of the greatest --ion on earth you're a good
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on earth. god bless. [applause] ♪ [applause] [applause] >> ♪ we take care of our own ♪wherever this flag is flown ♪we take care of our own
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♪we take care of our own wherever this flag is flown, we take care of our own ♪ [applause] ♪ we take care of our own, wherever the slide is flown -- this flag is flown ♪ [applause] ♪
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[applause] >> ♪ the sun is coming up over new york city ♪ ♪ ♪ the sun coming up over new york city ♪ ♪ school bus driver in a traffic jam ♪ staring in her rearview mirror, looking have the promise
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of the promised land ♪ ♪ the world dreams of fame and fortune ♪ ♪ one could end up going to ison ♪
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♪ we all get a chance, everyone gets to dance ♪ [applause]
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[applause] [applause] >> please welcome timothy cardinal dolan. >> with a firm reliance on the protection and the divine providence, let us close this convention by praying for this .and we so cherish and love let us pray. no, my god, father of abraham, isaac, and jacob, reveal to us
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in your son jesus christ, we thank you for showering your blessings. let's all you present and all across this great land to work hard for the day when a greater portion of your justice and a more ample measure of your care for the poor and suffering may prevail and the united states. help us see that as societies greatness is found above all in the respective shows for the weakest and neediest among us. we beseech you to share in your grace on this noble experience in liberty that began with the assertion of inalienable rights to bestow upon us by you, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. we praise you for the gift of life. grant us the courage to defend
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it. we ask your benediction on those waiting to be born that they might be protected. give strengthen our sick and others waiting to see your whole way phase at life's end so they may be accompanied by true compassion. we praise and thank you for the gift of liberty. made this land of the free never lacked those brave enough to defend our basic freedoms. give renew in all people of profound respect for religious freedom, the most cherished freedom bequeaths upon us at our founder. have truth.ertine th get help us live in safe and open loves. make us thankful for those who for over two centuries have given their lives and freedoms
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the fans. we give your soul to that noble care as we ask for your mighty arm to help our men and women in uniform. ago we thank you for granting us life and liberty by which we can pursue happiness show us a new happinesses down only by respecting the laws of nature. empower us with grace so we might resist the temptation to with idylls ofoughneaw your own making -- idols of your own making. may we welcome those who yearn to make free, adding those gifts to those whose families have lived here for centuries. we praise and thank you for the american genius of government, of the people, by the people, for the people. god of wisdom, justice, and
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might, we ask your wisdom in governing us. president obama, vice president biden, congress, the supreme court, and all those including mitt romney and paul reiser and who seek to serve the common good by serving in office. help them remember the only just government is the government that serves its citizens rather than itself. with your grace, may all americans choose wisely as we consider the future course of public policy, and finally, we beseech your benediction on all of us who depart from here this evening and on all those in every land who yearn to conduct their lives in freedom and justice. we beg you to remember those who are not free, those who suffer for freedom's cause, those who are poor, out of work, needy,
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sick, or alone, those who are persecuted for religious convictions or ravaged by war. we thank you for the gift of our beloved country, for we are one nation under god, and in god we trust, so god bless america, you who rain for ever, amen. >> amen. >> please welcome the 2012 share of the democratic national convention, mayor antonio villairagosa. a wax has this been a spectacular convention -- >> has this been a spectacular convention?
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hear you.annot of let's give a big round of applause to express our appreciation to the city of charlotte and the great state of north carolina, and everyone for a moment, a special thank you to all the folks who made this convention such a success, including whether governor, the the thousands ofmmo, volunteers. when you walk out and see a volunteer, will use a thank you. along with police, firefighters, emergency personnel, give them a big thank you when you walk out. you have heard our speakers tell you why the democratic party is the party that has values that speaks to the heart and soul of
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our nation. you have heard our speakers tell you how the democratic party has division who keep our country moving forward, and you have seen -- have a vision to keep our country moving forward, and you have seen the democratic party has the leadership of represent all americans from every walk of life. we share our pride in our country and understand by working together we can all achieve the american dream. , our take our inspiration motivation, go forth and elect democrats at every level of government. must use the next 61 days to do everything we can to reelect her rocker obama, president of the united states, -- wheel like -- to reelect barack obama, president of the
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united states and joe biden, vice president of the united states. the chair will now make a motion to adjourn. is there a second of all those in favor, say aye. all those opposed? the ayes have it. this is adjourn. god bless the democratic party, and most importantly, god bless the united states of america.
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racand racks president obama and
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vice president joe biden accepting the nomination for a second term in office. in a few minutes we will be taking your phone calls. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] you can tweet us a comment as well. please use #dnc. a night of stark contrasts drawn by the speakers. we will be back in a few minutes to begin taking your calls. good evening.
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>> we will begin our reaction to the president of acceptance speech down on the floor. guard steve of euro from denver -- two delegates from denver. what did you hear? i think that is what the
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president set out to do. the purpose of the week was to show contrast, and it clearly was a fine, very sharp differences between what mitt romney sees for the future of our country and what president obama things. >> of the and we heard about hope. >> it is about moving forward and ensure we are doing this together, that is not every man for himself, that is every person together, and all ships with the rising tide rise up. good >> what did you hear this evening? >> the message of unity really stood out for me. he talked about how we can work together to build this country back up and move forward. he talked about change and how we created a change and how we will continue to create change when we give him four more years. >> you are a supporter of the
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president, but the undecided voters, the you think he convinced them? >> i think he did. he laid out a clear vision for this country, unlike what we heard with the republican convention, he laid out a clear vision. he talked about students, the economy, and workers, and i think the american people will decide to choose to work with him. >> thank you. i do appreciate it. >> when one metric people have been watching this convention season has been twitter and taking track of how many tweets permanent. an average of 52,000 permanent -- permanent. here is the first of many comments we will makes into our reaction tonight.
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there is no coming back from the beating the democrats put on republicans. we would like to hear what you think. wesley, you are on. caller: i was totally moved by the president's speech, and he came off total a majestic, and he totally crushed the republican convention. be an american. i supported him for the last four years. i am proud to support him for four more. he represents the people, and i feel like anyone on the republican ticket is out of touch. now they are brainwashed, and they need to be rewired. >> troys supports the republican ticket. you are on. >> just some of logistic
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standpoint, horrible thing they did tonight if they are trying to reach out to the young voters, to have the obama speech the same night as the mtv music awards. i think there were millions of people who did not tune in from a horrible planning standpoint on the part of the democrats. fromxt is cheryl, a democra charlotte. caller: i want to say the dnc organizers should be commended for success. they exposed the apparitions republicans. now he revealed the contrast between the parties showing the difference between freedom and oppression. any doubt people had was stopped by the testimony. god bless the usa, and god
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bless the obama s/biden the ticket. >> we will go back to the floor. >> she of losses the pennsylvania delegation. -- announces the pennsylvania delegates. what did you hear about this speech? >> i heard everything to convince americans. ward on us a pathway for wor so many issues. the two candidates have big device, and the president laid them out. he wants to get them fired up, and i think he inspired americans. >> how does the president win virginia? what is the biggest challenge democrats are facing? >> the economy, but the president is working on the economy, and he is ahead in the
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polls because of that. we value education, and the president values that as well. in addition to the military, you saw them talking about that a great deal today. when men and women take off their uniforms, they have do we do we have to serve them as well as they serve us. -- when men and women take off their uniforms, we have to serve them as much as they serve us. i think he hit a high note with that. we are going to take that home and convince those who are still wondering who to vote for that this president shares a deep commitment to this country. >> was there one speech during the last three days that stands out? >> that is impossible. michelle obama was terrific. bill clinton last night laid out such wonderful ways. he takes complex issues and crystallizes them. in one word. all
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the republicans do not understand arithmetic. we need to get the deficit down, and you do it the way the president is talking about. it was a great lineup. >> the chair of the democratic party. let's move it down. you just turned 18 years old, and you are the and its delegate. what has it been like you? >> -- you are the youngest delegate. hasn't been like you? >> i am the youngest in pennsylvania. it has been so much fun. i have met so many people from my hometown and where i go to school, so it has been inspirational, awesome. i am so excited to be here. >> what did you hear from the president tonight? >> beyond inspiration, i heard truth, facts, something a lot of
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people did not get to hear at the rnc. i heard that is not what we got to hear from mitt romney. i heard a true inspirational story it from the president that was so it refreshing. it is so easy to relate to him. he maybe 50 something years old, but i can relate to the president. i am so excited to be here. >> your excitement is contagious. i have one last question. why argue a delegate, and why are you interested in politics? >> -- why are you a delicate, and why are you interested in politics? >> i have been a volunteer since 2008. i became a fellow, and i was asked to run as a delegate, and i was given an opportunity to come, but i am here to showcase
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that people my age can do this. we are motivated. we are going to go to the polls. i am going to make sure a majority go out to the polls, i am going to make sure that a majority of young women go to the polls. i am going to be a representation that we actually re.cairt >> maybe you will be back as a member of congress. bikes this young lady and impressive young people. we are listening to your comments about tonight's events, the contrasts drawn by the democrats with republican opponents. leslie is in orlando, supporting the president. >> i think the president and all the speakers successfully outline the accomplishments over the last three and a half years
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of the obama administration, and i believe president obama when he came on a set of very clear vision for what he had planned for the next four years. the republican party has not done that. i have heard a few people supporting the republican party call in and claim the president's claim to have created over 1 million autoworkers' jobs, and i know there are a lot of people on both sides said do not believe in the fact checkers, but he did not create 1 million autoworkers' jobs. he actually did save over 1 million jobs in that industry, and with respect to the other colors that said this was the wrong time -- colors that said this was the wrong time to have
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the decency. mtv will reread the mtv music awards, and in which 250 tweets per minute i do not think we have a problem with people following. >> holly says this about politicians. exaggeration is the number one problem with politics. personal responsibility and respect would fix so many problems. next is a call from salary, a republican. -- sally, a republican. >> i am for mitt romney. i believe there is going to be a war in the united states, and obama is too busy playing golf. he does not know what he is doing. i am all for mitt romney, and everybody is going governmental. i just think he is not a good
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president. everybody lost their jobs, and he spends a lot of money. i think we need a new president. that is how i feel. >> next is david from chicago, an independent. caller: are want to point out it was mentioned citizenship today, and i want for both parties to really address what it means to be an american citizen who cannot work in our own country, because it is legal to displace american citizens with scab lab or according to the department of labor strategic plan, and we talked about training and getting people educated for the future, get there are 1.8 million engineers that are not either working in the field or are unemployed, and there are others working but not in the area they got educated in, so
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the idea that we need foreign workers because there is a shortage, it is all bogus, and i want somebody from either party or both parties to start putting american citizens first in line getting work in our own country, stop driving our wages with cheap foreign labor, something warned about. in the 1920's. >> next, patricia watching from newark, delaware, a supporter of president obama. how did joe biden do? >> he did very well. i love the way his speech went and president obama, and it is so rare, because when you talk to people on the streets, they want to blame him for losing jobs, but i believe if we give obama another four years, he will make a change, so he has definitely got my vote. >> she and is next from
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illinois supporting republicans. 5 i want to say i am completely behind mitt romney 100%. i am tired of what we have had for the past three and a half years, and it is time for a change, and i hope the entire country sees it and get behind mitt romney, and that is how we feel in illinois. axillary rights, -- >> larry rights, that gives me hope reminds me of jesse jackson. this is ashley in illinois, an independent. caller: i wanted to give a shout out to jan, our fellow twin city. i am an independent voter. i fact check both sides, and
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people should not give in to the crazy, the emotional passion we almost do not sacrifice liberty and you need to do your own research, and i really feel like we need a leader and not a superstar, and i will be voting for mitt romney this coming election. >> let's go back to the floor. steve. >> no balloons was one of the changes because the convention was moved inside. let me ask where you are from. >> i am a member of the virginia delegation. >> your thoughts about tonight. what stood out? >> one of the most important things the president had to say was we have to find ways to stop outsourcing jobs from here to foreign countries, and we have to deal with our tax third, -- tax code, because when they are making profits abroad, they are
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not taxing them until they bring them home. the president says we have to come up with ways to incentivize corporations to create good jobs in this country and not abroad. he has for that provision to be repealed. we really need to put together a program, because we are outsourcing jobs, and jobs for americans are now in china, and the goods we use to make here we now have to import, which adds to our trade deficit, so it is important. the president talked about that, and that is the key issue going forward. >> we move on to the massachusetts delegation. >> this has been an exciting night. i think barack obama did a fantastic job in offering a real vision for this country. he has made a commitment to
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invest in young people, invest in the future, but also he demonstrated in his first four years he is very decisive, very clear about what this nation's values are, it's very impassioned and about strengthening this country, militarily common but more importantly, educationally so our children can compete with all the other folks around the world and put the united states of america where it deserves, on top. >> one of the missions was to get people to the polls. is that what he did tonight? >> i do not understand why anybody would not been energized this week.
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we have all the reason in the world to be energized to get people fired up and ready to go to the polls in november. >> let me ask you, what was this experience like? what you take away from charlatan? -- charlotte? good experience for you? >> it was an awesome experience. he really connected with the people. i am fired up and ready to go. price thank you. we appreciate it. >> she writes, our leaders need to write down and learn these phrases, no --
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next is gwendolyn from richmond, texas. you are on the air. >> i have been supporting him for three and a half years. i do cherish what we have as americans, and i look forward to being able to vote for him along with my children and grandchildren, to go further into what we need to do for the democrat party. thank you. >> thank you, when the when. -- gwendolyn. you launched a discussion on the auto industry. what are your views on this? >> i think the president seems to want to lead us into a celebration of the post constitutional era. it seems everybody in this
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convention does. he speaks a lot and uses the word democracy, but we do not live in a democracy. the democracy is we will send a sheath vote on lunch. -- three wolves and a sheep vote on lunch. >> nexus matthew, an independent. >> how are you doing tonight? >> great. what did you think? >> i was impressed. i thought obama's main job tonight was to come in and give a detailed strategy of his plan for office, and pretty much all he said is he is going to continue the policies he already started and i was kind of confused over his platform tonight. >> next, setty.
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>> i would like to say as far as the mtv awards, most of us are not really watching it. we are really supporting the president, and he did a really good job, and being a young person, i am so supportive of my president, especially for myself, my family, my kids, and four more years for president obama. >> we are going to listen to a clip of the president speaking about tax cuts. >> our friends down in tampa at the republican convention were more than happy to talk about everything they think is wrong with america, but they did not have much to say about how they will make it right.
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they want your vote, but they do not want you to know their plan, and that is because all they have to offer is the same prescription they have had for the last 30 years. have a surplus? try a tax cut. deficit is too high? try another. feel a cold, take some tax cuts, roll back regulations, and call us in the morning. [applause] >> president obama, from his except in a speech to night in charlotte, north carolina. this year is a tweet from courtney who wrote, he certainly got an non-political minds to follow politics. >> i felt like there was a lot
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of screaming going on, -- dreaming going on, and i do not like supporting so-called renewable energy and pumping my tax dollars into solar energy that is never going to pay back the people who invest into it, spending our tax dollars, and basically destroying some of the best energy systems in the world in the united states are not looking at it with a chinese like we are notl looking at the reality of what we need to be focusing on. i feel like mitt romney will keep us on the right track. >> things for your call. lots of people still in the time warner a arena. this was a night for gathering and souvenirs, a little bit of confetti, things people want to
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take home from the 2012 convention. we are going to be here until 12:15 eastern time. everybody on my crew got nervous when i said 1:15. let's take our next call from kevin. >> i want to thank c-span for a wonderful production of this convention. i take a look at this from the standpoint of politics. i think the convention delivered a very smooth, very consistent message triggered the president did a wonderful job as far as redefining hope and change tonight, reinvigorating those terms, but i am also at times looking at this realistically beyond this convention and that of the republicans last week.
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this will be a hard-fought election. it will be a close election, and i think the real problems lie not with this institution, the presidency, but the failure of another institution, which the democratic party to emphasize very well, and that is congress. they are a total abject failure, and republican opsonins and stubbornness and the inability to compromise on any legislation was well illustrated throughout this convention, and i think it should give pause for everyone to consider as they head into the general election this ll.lkne >> this is margaret from the host city. let me ask you about the
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president's speech tonight. was there a moment you are going to take away from the remarks? >> one of the issues facing us was health care, and he was very passionate, harry m. fact about the things that were not going to happen. there was all the debate about medicare, and he said he would not want to see medicare is going to be eradicated and we would have vouchers. he was to make sure people who do not have health insurance will have it and will be cared for and seniors do not have to worry about what their bills are going to be in their waning we ensure peopleat are going to be able to get their prescriptions and have hard choices they are going to make, and health care is something that affects everyone of us, and i think it is the
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main issue and he will continue to work on, and the other thing i would say is it is a process. new government is a process, and issues are of process, and you cannot just wrap them all up and get them finished in one day, and i think he has done a good job these last four years and will continue to do so. >> the you think he convince undecided voters still on the fence? >> you do not know where they stand, but if they were really listening to the speech tonight and really paying attention, i would think he would have played a lot of those voters. >> we have not seen many hats, but you came through with one tonight. where did it come from? >> my daughter gave me this hat, so i decided to wear it. good someone asked me when i walked in if it was my rain hat,
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and i said it was my have the hat -- my happy hat to celebrate obama's next four years. >> here is a tweet. obama did not have the same fire as four years ago, but then he did not know the realism of being president four years ago. let's go to go tatiana. >> i wish people understood the facts. outsourcey's firm thousands of jobs, and he drove massachusetts institute who low for the's. obama's plan has yet to take full of sex. -- full effect. give him more time.
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>> they are going to familiar states, new hampshire, and iowa. good joe biden will campaign in portsmouth, new hampshire. we will carry that live on c- span. this week the obamas campaign in florida, and then ohio, important states for the fall. mitt romney first campaigns in orange city, iowa. he later travels to new hampshire, so they are opposite in those campaigns states, and paul ryan is going to sparks, nev.. next is tommy, new orleans, an independent. >> i believe president obama really brought it home tonight.
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when he talks about bringing jobs back to america, i said he resonated with the average american. in order to move forward, we need to build on what is already here, and i think bringing jobs by two american -- bringing jobs back to america is really going to help, and businesses have to go back to america and give regular americans jobs. i think that is really going to help the country, and i think that is basically what i was looking for, so i am looking forward to president obama for another four years. >> next, a supporter of the president in fort lauderdale. you are on. >> i am glad you gave me a chance to get on. i want to say i was impressed with the president tonight. i am also impressed with the
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issues. i want to say a good friend of mine told me one time to never make it personal, keep it professionals, and you will get something done. the things he who he laid across, any independent person should note america who will go forward, and it was right in front of us tonight. health care, foreign affairs, the deals america has passed to make this country stronger all around. i always said when you vote you vote not because i have more money than anyone else. i vote for my family. maybe down the road my vote will make a difference.
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i think that is what the president was trying to bring forth, and i am amazed about the fortitude vice president biden, president obama yahoo -- president obama, bill clinton, they obtained today. >> thank you for participating. we have lots of folks on the line. >> the head of the north carolina at young democrats. as somebody who has attended this commission -- convention, what did you here tonight? >> we heard a rebuttal of the absence of, from the republican party. we heard how we are going to keep restoring jobs, keep
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expanding our middle class. the president presented something i think is a vision all of us can share, which really contrast it with what we saw in a campfire, -- in tampa, which signified nothing. >> can they break even? >> yes, what we have is tons of excitement. we have seen people come together in for this historic convention. everybody really enjoyed their time in charlotte, but all of us are really motivated to work for the president reagan -- for the president. i think he really delivered, and i think we all feel great about our chances moving forward. >> i want to ask you about the other speakers.
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>> president obama was such a motivator and gave us an insight into the presidency. he has done that, and he knows we can move it forward. --thanks for talking i've talking to us. we appreciate it. cruxes graphic look the presidential speeches since then -- >> this graphic looks at the presidential speeches and compares the length. this is yours to look at and learn from. this was shorter from his 2008 address. the long as was bill clinton
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19th 96 in 1996. carl in oklahoma supports the republican ticket. you are on. >> i am looking at the auto industry. i am looking at chrysler, which is german-owned. it is now italian-owned. he did nothing there. goofor don't know dollars from obama and is doing quite an -- ford took no dollars from obama and is doing quite well. gm owes us from the first bailout and now the second bailout. let's look at where the obama dollar went. those moneys go overseas. let's look at energy industries.
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he does not know what he is doing. >> next is an independent. >> he has done a lot of things, but i expected him to have done more by now. he is a little slow. he says he has to be careful about what he did. i was waiting for him to say drill, drill, drilled. gasoline is $4 an hour. it is hurting people. i saw six people on the expressway trying to find gas, so it is hurting us. he needs to walk-through for
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neighborhoods -- walk through poor neighborhoods and find out how people are suffering. venezuela has gasoline at 12 cents a gallon. look it on the computer, and you will see. we can make money, too. >> you saw the picture from outside. all the shuttle buses have been running people from the hotel. lots of logistics. from look tat a tweet ashley. next is luigi. next is luigi.

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